Virtual Work Experience Programs

Want to learn what it's like to work for a leading company? Virtual work experiences allow you to “work” for a real firm, but in a simulated format—so you can build your skills and your personal brand and explore what your day-to-day could look like working in different industries.

Benefits

Through these virtual work experience programs, you can discover different career paths and learn valuable skills in a risk-free environment. You'll gain confidence and perspective by completing simulated assignments designed by real employers—and potentially raise your profile with them for a future job. During your virtual work experience program, you will:

  • Sample what work is like at leading companies
  • Discover career paths you may not have considered
  • Build confidence and gain skills to get you work-ready
  • Apply classroom learning to business challenges
  • Compare your results to actual projects completed by real employees
  • Gain a personalized certificate of completion for your resumé and LinkedIn profile

Eligibility   

We encourage all D'Amore-McKim graduate students and alumni to participate in virtual work experiences.

What your virtual work experience may look like

A virtual work experience program is an online course created by a participating company that simulates the day-to-day tasks you'd carry out if you were an employee. Once you register and choose your program of interest, you'll be briefed online on your assignment.

Timeline  

A typical program takes five or six hours to complete. You'll complete and submit all tasks virtually, working at your own pace.

Sample project

To get an idea of the format and scope, check out this strategy consulting virtual experience program from Boston Consulting Group.

Sample companies 

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Citi
  • Accenture
  • BCG
  • Deloitte
  • General Electric

FAQs 

Yes, you can participate in multiple virtual work experiences for different companies.

D'Amore-McKim students and alumni can participate in these programs for free. You won't receive compensation for your participation.

The virtual work experience can get you job-ready in several ways. Besides the skills you'll learn and the confidence you'll gain, you can also make your Forage profile accessible to recruiters once you've completed a program. You can showcase your certificate on LinkedIn—and if you eventually apply for a job with your virtual employer, you have a distinguishing feature on your resumé highlighting your long-standing interest in the company.  

Yes, both domestic and international students are welcome to participate! Virtual work experiences do not require CPT authorization.

No, virtual work experiences are simulated courses that do not require an interview to complete

Get started today

Navigate to Forage on the Global Talent System (GTS)
Create a Forage account
Set up a profile
Review opportunities aligned with your interests
Register for your virtual work experience
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